Category: College Admissions
5 Levels of Classes for High School Students to Truly Stand Out in Their Application
To stand out in college applications, students often take classes outside of school. However, what classes should you take? Here, we recommend 5 different levels of classes to stand out in your application.
What’s A Safety School
Coming up with a list of colleges can take longer than you expect. Many students end up with more colleges than they intended to because they received suggestions from not only teachers and counselors, but also parents, friends, and sometimes even others’ parents (especially in Asia :P). Though you can choose to not apply to reach/dream schools, one thing you must have is safety school, schools you’re almost guaranteed admissions. In this post, we will tell you how to find these schools and help you make that decision.
5 Things to Do (And 2 Things Not to Do) After Submitting Your College Apps
You’ve finally finished all of your college applications. Months of writing, rewriting, editing, and even more rewriting later, you’re finally free from all this stress. Congratulations! So what should you do (and not do) between now and mid-March, when all the decisions come out?
UC Berkeley application requirement: How does Berkeley select students？
UC Berkeley is one of the schools in the University of California school system and often known as the “best” UC school. Tens of thousands of excellent students apply each year to become students at UC Berkeley, but only the selected few will get in. If you are interested in applying to UC Berkeley, you’ll need to know the requirements in the UC Berkeley application and methods Berkeley uses to select students.
Tips on UC Application Essay Prompts (Part II)
Previously, we looked at 4 of the 8 UC essay prompts and discussed how you may go about writing them. For those who plan to apply to any of the 9 UC campuses, we will move on to the next 4 prompts and provide a general direction for you to follow as you compose your first draft.
Tips on UC Application Essay Prompts (Part I)
The University of California has 9 campuses that offer undergraduate admissions. For those who plan to apply to any of the 9 schools, you would only need to fill out the UC Application once and check the corresponding campus boxes at the end. Recently, UC has changed its essay prompts, now asking applicants to submit four 350-word essays as opposed to its previous two (1000 words total). Let’s dive into these prompts and look at the crucial points you must touch on and elaborate before submitting your final draft.
ED vs. EA
Waiting for college admissions results can cause tremendous anxiety for most high school seniors. Also, with today’s increasing applicant pool, it’s getting harder for colleges to determine where/who their prospects are. For these reasons, early decision (ED) and early action (EA) were born. In this post, we will examine both ED and EA, compare them to regular decision (RD), and explain to you why they might help you get into your dream school.
8 Things 10th Graders Must Do
Writing a Recommendation Letter for a Prestigious College: Example + Analysis from a Harvard University Recommendation (Share it With Your Recommender)
The quality of the recommendation letter can determine whether a student is accepted by the school.
Recommendation letter, interview, and counselor’s report are the only three ways universities can get to know students through a third party and understand what the student behind the cold application form look like. However, not every university has an interview. In addition, the school counselor cannot truly know every student, so it is less important for the student. However, almost every college requires at least one letter of recommendation, and it is an extremely important piece of information for colleges to evaluate students.